In-your-face stuff from an opinionated
rural north Idaho housewife.
I almost didn't want to read this story because I was in an uncharacteristically good mood and I didn't want to spoil it.But then I remembered I live in Alaska, so I read it for laughs!Steve DavisAnchorage, Alaska
I live an hour from Stockton. It truly is the arm pit of the country. Well honestly, California has the most beautiful weather....aside from that the entire state is a joke. I don't know a single person that is planning to retire here. Those that are conservatives in the middle class are leaving in droves. We are counting down the time until we can get out of here. Thank the good Lord we live out in the country but the crime even out here is unbelievable. My husband is in law enforcement and says that drugs drive the property crime surges and the state just keeps getting more liberal on drugs. Again, aside from the weather it is a terrible place run by idiotic politicians and liberals with idiotic ideas. And if we think it is bad now just wait until Gavin Newsome is the next governor.
The situation you are talking about is a side effect from people that are extremely desperate. Solution? More co-ops where people feel like they have EQUAL input and say to operate companies that can also create EQUAL profits....not carte blanche corporations whose bottom line is a quest to make only a few prosper.Drugs?...another side effect of an unbalanced society that doesn't bring value to people's lives.When people feel they have worth and their needs are met, these despicable side effects tend to disappear. After a few years, this is always what capitalism morphs into...an extreme imbalance, crime and self destruction.
That is a bunch of liberal crap. Society is the way it is because that is the way of man. The only way to change society is to change the way man thinks. Each person needs to put their spouse and children's need above their own. I won't even begin to go into the fact that each person needs to bow before God. Removing that most basic fact....Fathers need to stay around and put their wives and children before their wants. Couples need to stay together and raise descent children. This began with the greatest generation wanting to make a better life for their children. They raised a lot of spoiled people who are now the elders of society. The next generation raised even more spoiled children that made the Me generation. If each person were to deny themselves and their wants for the good of the family and children knew they were loved but there were expectations on them things would change. Children need to feel loved and secure but also know that the world doesn't revolve around them and they need to get out of bed and be productive. Just look at all the people taking selfies everywhere. People are more concerned about themselves than anyone else. Then they demand that I change because they are offended by my words, deeds, thoughts. Again, not always, but in general people take drugs for a reason...they are unhappy or have low self esteem, or are trying to drowned out something that has happened to them. All those things are about them and not about what their choice is going to do to the people around them. You say that when they have worth and their needs are met...they will have worth when they take responsibility for their own lives and succeed. A perfect example of turning things around is Ben Carson. Read his story. His self worth is because he had a mom that demanded certain things of him and expected it. My husband has always put his family before his wants. We have raised three children that are flawed people but good, kind, and hard working. I attribute it to having a dad that did the best job he could while working in a very hard field. He has been a street beat cop for 31 years. He has never given me a moments doubt about where he is or what he is doing. He doesn't drink, he doesn't go out with the boys, and he comes home every night. He is a huge reason our marriage has been a success and our children have turned out well. Fathers don't get enough credit.
You’ve proven my point.Worth is established from parents who take pride in their work. ”Responsibility” comes naturally WITH that kind of pride in your work.(I think you missed that part.)Co-ops create happier workers who have leverage in their work place and create profits that are made on an equal basis.Happier workers create stronger family units with more financial stability.Financial stability creates better morals, responsibility, compassion and respect towards fellow workers and others.Give compassion and a path to create worth...then you have the true teachings of Christ. It is contagious. Unregulated and out of control corporations will never allow that to happen.We need solutions, not name calling...and by the way...the right doesn't hold the sole claim on Christianity. There's a whole world of Christian liberals who might argue that “liberal” is NOT a dirty word. Stop using the playbook created by propagandized BS and start working together for more solutions. Give Christ a chance if that’s what you truly believe in. The “I’m only taking care of myself...the world be damned,” doesn’t fill the bill.
How you twist things. How in the world you can get "I'm only taking care of myself...the world be damned" out of the words "put your spouse and your children's need above your own" is amazing.
No...I pointed out the bigger picture. Corporate greed has CREATED the loss of family values due to the demeaning worthlessnes they have branded those who have less with...all the time squeezing them dry. When we get THAT problem figured out, then we need to change our attitudes....for example...those "loser welfare queens" and "those people who don't want to work" cliches. The judging of people who you don't even know...my goodness...so Christ-like. It has been proven that when people know better, they do better. The biggest welfare recipients of this nation are the unregulated corporations. (and co-ops could make a huge difference in that world.)
Mr. Twisty, I need clarity. Do you agree with this? “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10 (KJV)That would be a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ question.Dock Guy
Of course I agree.....but this goes beyond bible quotes (of which I support) Unfortunately, even those who would like to make a living have no chance. Wages have decreased, not increased over the last 20 years. What a surprise! We now have an oligarchy, not a democracy.Conniving corporate powers are manipulating the whole economy. No unions, no retirement, discrimination of women, decrease in pay, unfair work places (like Amazon) unfair loans for education...overseas exploitation of cheep labor...I could go on...but you get the drift. It's all in the name of "free enterprise"...but it's not free for Americans.Are you aware of our state of affairs? I believe that is a "yes" or "no" question.
I'd like to see how it works. I know several very intelligent (or well-spoken, anyway) people who are deeply committed to the idea. So-- I'd like to see what happens.I wish I thought we were going to be treated to an unbiased view.I see a lot of people working very, very hard and staying very, very poor. I WOULD like to see something help with the situation-- and I don't particularly want to cheer-lead for economic collapse or make too many self-righteous noises about "a radical reconsideration of values" (though personally, I'm old and cynical and curmudgeonly enough to think that's the first thing that's needed).Let's say I'm skeptical.
"Improving the business climate" is what Reagan tried go do with his "trickle down economics". IT DOESN'T WORK!. I agree that having a more compassionate agenda may not make sense to those who "have" vs. those that don't...but there will always be those that can NEVER "have" due to a smorgasbord of reasons. It's not because they don't try. I guess we can let them rot in the streets with those who choose to be there.I know my wages have plummeted from when I was working over ten years ago. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know where it's gone...corporate greed and the squeezing of the middle class. I won't even start with the exploiting of health care,education and robots taking jobs.No, we need to help our fellow man and get our noses out of the air so we can earn the right to call ourselves Christians for real where the rubber meets the road.
Dear Patrice, Thank you for the story. Of course it is insanity. But I wanted to let you know that I rarely read your WND columns because it is just too painful. Today I have been working toward this comment for over 10 minutes and would not normally have put in the time but wanted you to understand this. The WND page took forever to load, locked up a couple of times and crashed and had to be recovered. I do not want to watch video ads or even read ads but I can deal with them if they WORK. Why these web pages go to these lengths (OK I know it is money) just to drive readers away mystifies me. There are a number of pages, supposedly news sites, that I refuse to visit due to these issues. That is besides the fact that most of the so called internet news is a joke. Even on something like Yahoo or MSN once you read the headline you have 99% of their offering. I could not even leave a comment on WND due to numerous issues and waiting. Please reconsider who you hook up with and the end effect of their page design. PS, love to read your stuff and have been a long time reader of R-Rev, God Bless you and your family. Pat from Alton, IL
Pat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and explain your situation. You're not alone, and the lady who will answer your email is very helpful.- Patrice
Pat from Alton, IL, I thought it was just me. I am computer illiterate, and it is not worth it to me to contact them. But I love Patrice's blog and wish I could read the articles. I could do without some of the comments though.
I'm one of Mrs. Clinton's "irredeemable deplorables" and Mr. Obama's "bitter clingers" I also live about 70 miles from Stockton. I kinda like Stockton's idea - it would probably suck away many of hoards of "homeless" folks who have come to infest my area in the last few years.
Great attitude. Jesus is sure to be shaking his head over that one.How dare those #$%@ hoards of homeless "infest" my...did I say my?...yes...MY..MY...My space. What was that quote?...oh yeah...LOVE THY NEIGHBOR? Compassion can move oceans.News Flash: Clinton lost! We have bigger fish to fry now with the gargantuan problem that lays before us.